• Hometalker
  • Dublin, VA
Asked on Oct 24, 2019

How do I repair or repaint flaking drawer fronts?



How do I repair or repaint flaking drawer fronts? My cabinet doors have that plastic coating finish, but after 15 years, they're starting to look really ratty.

5 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 24, 2019

    Scrape and then scuff with steel wool. Clean with denatured alcohol. Then you can re paint with plastic formulated spray paint.

  • Jane
    on Oct 24, 2019

    I didn't think about the spray paint. I'm already familiar with it because I used it on some of my outdoor chairs. Thanks!

  • DesertRose
    on Oct 24, 2019

    Flaking sometimes happens when the surface was not properly prepared or the wrong paint was used or it just gets old. I would take off all the paint by chemicals or sanding and start fresh after a good sanding. Then be sure to prime the wood with good primer before you paint it as you like.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Oct 31, 2019

    Take coating off and paint them

  • Toby
    on Oct 31, 2019

    Sand thoroughly and paint!

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